Why does the GOP hate democracy?
Caroline Hunter, a Bush-appointed Federal Election Commissioner who remains in office, provided misleading statements under oath in an effort to conceal Republican National Committee involvement in vote suppression activities during the 2004 presidential election, a Raw Story investigation has found.
Legal experts say Hunter’s submission of such statements under oath is a serious ethical and professional breach which could warrant a bar review and potential disbarment. At the time, Hunter was serving as deputy counsel to the Republican National Committee.
In the final days of the 2004 presidential election, the Democratic National Committee files an injunction against the Republican National Committee in New Jersey federal court, alleging its involvement in using lists of returned mail to challenge 35,000 newly registered Ohio voters. This tactic, also known as voter caging, is historically employed to suppress votes from minority and low-income citizens who tend to vote Democratic.
Hunter was also named as a recipient on one of the most incriminating RNC emails discussing vote-caging activities in Ohio. The message included plans to roll out similar activities in Florida, Pennsylvania, Nevada and New Mexico.
Her name, along with others in the RNC hierarchy, appears on other emails as a scheduled participant in conference calls to discuss voter challenges. The subject lines on the emails are “Cuyahoga Returned List” and “Voter Reg Fraud Strategy conference calls.”</em>
So a bunch of RNC lawyers just happened to be chatting via email about how to keep poor people from voting, well that’s special. Granted, we only have one party in this country, but the right to vote for whichever flavor of idiot is an American’s most sacred right…and one the GOP has shown time and time again to not respect in the slightest. They killed ACORN with spurious charges of vote fraud- by committing fraud themselves in their “proof”- all the while making sure only lily-white voters in the correct zip codes got to vote.